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Russian Carrier On Apple's High iPhone Pricing: "They're In Dictatorship Mode"

Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more

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Plus, the nightmare of reviewing Dark Souls early, Rivet Wars and what happens when a 90-year-old woman tries the Oculus Rift VR helmetA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.EA shutting down Playfish games | GamesIndustry InternationalEA is shutting it's last Facebook games: Sims Social, Pet Society and...
Press Start: Pachter backs Xbox 720, EA shuts Sims Social and more

Kindle Fire vs. Nexus 7: A detailed cost breakdown of the two devices

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Google’s Nexus 7 appears to be on a direct collision course with Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire as the two tech giants battle it out for second place in the expanding tablet market. In order to get a better look at the two devices, IHS iSuppli performed a physical teardown of the...
Kindle Fire vs. Nexus 7: A detailed cost breakdown of the two devices

Goldman Sachs: This Is the Beginning of a Big Year for Apple

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Apple’s recent Wall Street losing streak over the past week didn’t shake Goldman Sachs’ faith in the company in the slightest. Indeed, in a note to clients this morning, analyst Bill Shope reiterated his “buy” rating on Apple and boosted his 12-month price target on the stock to $750...
Goldman Sachs: This Is the Beginning of a Big Year for Apple
Memo to T-Mobile’s future CEO: Don’t change a thing

Here's How Much Money A Carrier Brings In From The iPhone (AAPL, VZ, T)

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How much money do carriers make from the iPhone? Enough that they won't be cutting the $400 subsidy any time soon, says Apple analyst Shaw Wu of Sterne Agee in a new note this morning. Wu met with Apple's CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and head of Internet services, Eddy Cue. After...
Here's How Much Money A Carrier Brings In From The iPhone (AAPL, VZ, T)

Microsoft expands Xbox subsidy to 250GB model

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Microsoft is expanding its subsidy for the Xbox 360 console that started with the 4GB model back in May. Now, there are three choices, with potential buyers capable of picking the 4GB console with Kinect or a 250GB console without for the same $99. The third option adds Kinect to...
Microsoft expands Xbox subsidy to 250GB model

Okay, This Carrier Subsidy Problem May Be What's Clobbering Apple's Stock (AAPL)

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Apple's stock has pulled back sharply in recent weeks, falling ~10% from a high of $645 to $570. This is in part due to the spectacular moonshot the stock enjoyed during the fall and winter, when it blasted from $400 to nearly $650. Apple's stock has often sold off after...
Okay, This Carrier Subsidy Problem May Be What's Clobbering Apple's Stock (AAPL)

FCC overhauls telephone subsidy for the poor, adding broadband

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved an overhaul to its Lifeline program, which subsidizes telephone service for poor people, with the goals of saving money and allowing the subsidy to go toward broadband service.read more...
FCC overhauls telephone subsidy for the poor, adding broadband

Apple's Financial Report: What To Expect From Tomorrow's Quarterly Results Reveal

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Apple's share price has dropped significantly in the last couple of weeks. This was possibly due to one analyst downgrading his expectations for Apple based on the assumption that cell phone operators would grow tired of paying the large subsidy the iPhone carries. But it doesn't take into account the...
Apple's Financial Report: What To Expect From Tomorrow's Quarterly Results Reveal

T-Mobile's iPhone is 'three to four months' away, says CEO

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I never thought I’d write this, but T-Mobile is one of the most interesting companies around right now. With no-contract unlimited 4G, HD Voice, and the elimination of smartphone subsidies all in the pipeline, T-Mobile is on the verge of a lot of big changes. But none of them are as...
T-Mobile's iPhone is 'three to four months' away, says CEO
Verizon CFO talks iPhone: Free iPhone gains, incentivizing employees to sell lower subsidy devices & Share Everything plans

Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker

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How much in content sales does it take for Amazon to earn a 20 percent profit margin on its Kindle Fire hardware? About $10 per month, which generates $3 once Amazon takes its 30 percent cut. Senior analyst at ABI Research, Aapo Markkanen, estimated by doing the math last week,...
Here's how much in content sales turn Kindle File into a money maker
How T-Mobile's smartphone pricing could change the U.S. wireless industry
Sprint is desperately trying to sell more iPhones

The Upcoming iPhone Carrier Fall Out?

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The Upcoming iPhone Carrier Fall Out?: Apple’s stock took a dip today back below $600 a share. Some are citing concern that carriers will cut the subsidies they pay Apple for the iPhone as the reason for the drop. There hasn’t been much in terms of tangible evidence that this...
The Upcoming iPhone Carrier Fall Out?

Barclays: Apple Is Getting Smoked By Samsung, And It Needs An Answer Pronto (AAPL)

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What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Apple was a rocket ship crushing expectations. This year, the stock is in a tail spin, the press is out of love with Apple, and analysts think it's getting smoked by Samsung. Barclays analyst Ben A. Reitzes is the latest...
Barclays: Apple Is Getting Smoked By Samsung, And It Needs An Answer Pronto (AAPL)
Apple’s next iPhone could see weaker demand, upgrade cycle to blame
Why the iPhone may finally stop T-Mobile's subscriber bleeding

FCC Overhauls Telephone Subsidy for the Poor, Adding Broadband

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved an overhaul to its Lifeline program, which subsidizes telephone service for poor people, with the goals......
FCC Overhauls Telephone Subsidy for the Poor, Adding Broadband

Switched On: Unconventional, but not uncompromising

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. For T-Mobile, March went out like a lion, a roaring one. With passion for both invention and invective, T-Mobile roared against the contract during its UnCarrier announcement. The nation's fourth-largest (post-carrier) wireless operator will support its move...
Switched On: Unconventional, but not uncompromising

As protests continue, Motorola Mobility China president meets with employees

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The president of Motorola Mobility China has traveled to Nanjing to meet with employees who continue to protest after being let go during a round of layoffs by its new parent company, Google. Protests in Beijing, the nation’s capital, have largely died down, however, as Motorola reports that 90 percent...
As protests continue, Motorola Mobility China president meets with employees

Japanese ad giant Dentsu's Q2 2012: Profits up 350% year-on-year to $74.16 million

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Japanese advertising giant Dentsu has announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2012, posting net sales of $5.72 billion (447.4 billion Yen) and net income of $74.16 million (5.8 billion yen), up 11.3 percent and 349.8 percent year on year respectively. The company says the results show “a gradual recovery”...
Japanese ad giant Dentsu's Q2 2012: Profits up 350% year-on-year to $74.16 million
IDC Q1 2012 Numbers: ‘Android and iOS have successfully distanced themselves from the industry’

T-Mobile planning to move entirely to Value Plans in 2013

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T-Mobile's not skimping on the big announcements in today's investor conference: it's now declared that it plans to move entirely to its Value Plans in 2013. The carrier's current rate offering nets you a lower monthly tariff in exchange for an omitted device subsidy -- in other words, bring...
T-Mobile planning to move entirely to Value Plans in 2013

Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?

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Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?: The headline is your typical click-baity BI stuff, but Henry Blodget's post itself is worth a read. Well, aside from this part: Apple is expected to introduce an "iPad Mini" next week, which will compete directly...
Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?

Sprint reveals its committed to $15.5B in iPhone purchases

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Just how large Sprint's "bet the company" move in agreeing to carry the iPhone at a high subsidy cost has been revealed in the company's 2011 10-K filing with the FTC. The carrier agreed to a minimum order of $15.5 billion in iPhones over the course of four years, and...
Sprint reveals its committed to $15.5B in iPhone purchases

Walmart adding iPhone to no-contract 'Straight Talk' service

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Walmart will add the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 (and presumably the 4S) to its no-contract "Straight Talk" unlimited plan, with no carrier subsidy starting on January 11, the company has said. More than 2,000 Walmart stores and the online corporate site will sell the iPhone 5 for $649 (16GB...
Walmart adding iPhone to no-contract 'Straight Talk' service

Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore

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Electronics firm Creative Technologies is suing Chinese mobile giant Huawei for $9.3 million following the collapse of a mobile broadband project between the two in Singapore, according to a Straits Times report. QMax Communications, a Creative subsidy, agreed a deal with Huawei to set up a WiMAX network in its native Singapore in 2010,...
Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore

"A Nightmare For Carriers"

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"A Nightmare For Carriers": A few things here: 1) Boo-fucking-hoo. The carriers have raked consumers over the coals for years with things like SMS charges, which have a near-infinite margin. 2) This shows the position of power Apple has now. This is a direct result of going exclusive first with...
"A Nightmare For Carriers"
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